Set up in 2006 by Jolyon Symonds and Nicholas Greene, Ascension draws on its relationships with key British writers and directors to produce distinctive and original drama for international distribution.


Ascension has received development funding from the British Film Institute for two projects on their slate: Travels with My Aunt, based on the novel by Graham Greene, and The White Tiger, based on the Booker prize winning novel by Aravind Adiga.


Jolyon Symonds produces both feature films (Kevin and Perry Go Large; The Last Yellow, The Backwoods, The Escapist) and television drama, including Mrs Mandela for BBC, Trial and Retribution for ITV , Thorne for Sky One and Complicit for C4.


Nicholas Greene is a British filmmaker based in New York. His short film, Salar, made in Bolivia, won the Austin Film Festival Jury Award and was shortlisted for the 2013 Oscars. His feature screenplay A Death In The Andes was selected for the Film Independent Director’s Lab. He holds an MFA in film from Columbia University and works as an editor for non-profit documentary projects.